Our Blog is Your Blog


This issue of In the Library with the Lead Pipe is devoted to you, dear reader: your requests, suggestions, and questions for the six of us blogging under the Lead Pipe banner.

Since we began this blog nearly two years ago, we have collaborated every few months on a group post to which we all contribute. So far the topics of these posts have been ours, but we’d much rather have them come from you. For our next group post and, we hope, for subsequent group posts, we’d like you to ask the questions.

What burning questions or concerns do you have about libraries, librarianship, and librarians?

  • For us to address
  • For us to investigate
  • Or that you’d like to toss out to the Lead Pipe readership

We’re also interested in hearing your ideas for any of our future posts:

  • What topics would you like to see in future articles?
  • What are we doing well?
  • What would you change?
  • Is there anyone you would like to see publish a guest post?
  • Who would you nominate as a new regular Lead Pipe blogger?

We’re strong believers in the power of constructive criticism, so don’t be easy on us — be honest. Chide us, challenge us! Please send your questions, suggestions, and any other thoughts to us by Wednesday, September 1, and we’ll have our responses for you in our September 15 post.

Feel free to use any of these venues to talk back to us:

We look forward to hearing from you!

7 Responses

  1. Lauren

    I would love to see a blog post that addresses both the attitude of librarians who really do NOT want to move forward and how that’s detrimental to the communities they serve. Maybe also something about the growth of library science as a program but the lack of jobs when students graduate.

  2. anonylib

    Something about how newish librarians moving into management and managing librarians who have been in their positions for decades.

  3. Virginia

    As a neither newish nor youngish librarian, I really enjoy reading your blog. However your color scheme is hard on aging eyes. There simply isn’t enough contrast on the link colors. (It probably doesn’t help that my monitor is also neither newish nor youngish.)
    Other than that, keep up the good work!

    1. Hi Virginia, an excellent point. My Firefox Accessibilty Extension does note the contrast is too low on most of our links. When I designed the site I hadn’t learned much about web accessibility issues (I’ve learned a lot lately for my work). I’ll put it on my todo list to see if I can come up with better contrasting link colors.

  4. Kathleen

    I’d like to see a post on planning for upward mobility in the library world… Training to schedule, additional education, how to find a mentor, etc. Thanks!

  5. Danna

    I agree with Kathleen – a post on upward mobility in the library world would be interesting and informative.